Education and Research

the Building Science
Centre of Excellence

The Building Science Centre of Excellence (BSCE) delivers an advanced research and educational program in building science for the construction industry. The BSCE promotes an increased understanding of core fundamental physical principles of building operation so that these can be applied in the development of improved building technologies and more sustainable buildings.

The mandate of the BSCE is to support the construction industry with outcomes that transcend regional interests, as demonstrated by its participation in major international research efforts such as the Annex 41 by the International Energy Agency: Whole Building Heat Air and Moisture Response, and currently Annex 55: Reliability of Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting - Probability Assessment of Performance & Cost (RAP-RETRO).

2016 BCBEC Conference & AGM, Evolution of the Building Envelope: Past Experiences to Innovation
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Topics will include discussions on new liquid applied waterproofing membrane research, upcoming implementation of stretch codes, forensic investigation of glass failures, requirements on structural glazing, roofing insulation considerations, and case studies on high-profile building envelope projects. BCIT Building Science Graduate students will present research posters.

Building Envelope Research Database
The BSCE is the home of the Building Envelope Research Database...